Rylen is Ara-Eran, and there isn't anything Gwyanians hate more than an Ara-Eran. Even Rylen's only friend, Leyla, likes him because she knows he wasn't a part of the war. His guardian, Hyrestl, only has tough love and aloofness for him. Yet, Rylen can't help but feel enchanted by the home in Ara-Era he's never been to. Perhaps his family is still alive too. For Rylen, Ara-Era holds the promises and hopes of family, adventure and his true identity.
Hyrestl, as he calls himself now, is far from the home he yearns for and can't return no matter how hard he tries. A curse ties him down. A will that is not his own fulfills its own agenda when he sleeps. Why does this curse keep him near his ward, Rylen? What does it want to accomplish? If he could only answer these questions, he might be able to free himself.
Will Rylen be able to overcome his fears and risk what little he has to get what he wants? Can Hyrestl figure out how to free himself? But the world is a dangerous place and both of them are a part of something bigger.
Desperate and powerful enemies plot to steal a treasure the Gwyanian king secreted away at the end of the war. Their search will bring them head to head with the lives of Rylen and Hyrestl and no one will like the outcome.
This fantasy novel is great for those who like fast-paced action, mystery and suspense.